With the 51st Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the Houston Texans select...

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Kareem Jackson, CB - Alabama

Pick made by Aerostar193:

Regardless of what the Texans have told the press about their need for a running back prior to the draft, I don't think they're ready to give up on Steve Slaton just yet. Coming off a monster rookie season in which he racked up 1,282 yards on the ground, a 4.8 average and 9 TD's, it's still hard to grasp just how much he declined in his sophomore campaign: Only 437 yards, a 3.3 average, and 3 TD's, not to mention 7 fumbles. Ouch. However, even with all that in mind, I still believe that Slaton, given the chance, has the ability to get back to his rookie production and keep his fumbles under control. If the Texans share that belief, then they'll have the opportunity to bypass taking a running back early and instead continue to upgrade their defense with the selection of cornerback Kareem Jackson in the second round.

In terms of pure pass coverage, Jackson has some of the best ability in the 2010 draft. He has the rare ability to mirror his receivers and follow any routes along the field, while at the same time possessing enough athleticism, speed, and size to keep his coverage on deep throws and knock balls down. Jackson is also a three-year starter at Alabama and has remained completely healthy during that time. The only knocks on him right now are his lack of interceptions in his career with only five, and his sub-par tackling ability. But his pass defense numbers leads me to believe that his interception rate could definitely go up in the NFL, while his tackling ability can probably be masked by the Texans trio of stud linebackers and now stout defensive line with the addition of Dan Williams. The goal for the Texans is as always stopping Peyton Manning, and this pick would definitely put them in a position to finally do it.

How will he impact the 2010 Texans?

Unlike Dan Williams, Jackson should face some stiffer competition in earning a starting job for the 2010 season. Even with Dunta Robinson gone, the Texans still have a few young players like Glover Quin and Brice McCain who played well in 2010, not to mention some already established veterans in Jacques Reeves and Fred Bennett. But none of these players have the amount of talent that Jackson has, as he could develop into a No. 1 corner in the NFL. The Texans coaches have never shown any fear in starting rookies, so I'd place my bet that it will be Kareem Jackson and Glover Quin starting opposite each other on Opening Day.

Jackson's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

First Round pick for the Texans: Dan Williams

The Steelers, and LV Steelers Fan, are on the clock...

First Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame diagenesis
30 Minnesota Maurkice Pouncey G/C Florida DClark#44
31 Indianapolis Devin McCourty CB Rutgers mgrex03
32 New Orleans Carlos Dunlap DE Florida palco

Second Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 St. Louis Ricky Sapp DE Clemson TouchdownColts
34 Detroit Jahvid Best RB California coltsfan723
35 Tampa Bay Everson Griffen DE USC TheAngelsColts
36 Kansas City Terrence Cody DT Alabama sanders_fan89
37 Philadelphia Taylor Mays S USC TehRhino
38 Cleveland Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech 2ndBlueGeneration
39 Oakland Tyson Alualu DT California LovinBlue
40 San Diego Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona chad72
41 Buffalo Eric Norwood OLB South Carolina Cassieper
42 Tampa Bay Damian Williams WR USC TheAngelsColts
43 Miami Nate Allen FS South Florida fpacheco
44 New England Brandon Spikes LB Florida skywalker
45 Denver Brian Price DT UCLA JPBarnett
46 N.Y. Giants Daryl Washington LB TCU gizzardfanny
47 New England Koa Misi LB Utah skywalker
48 Carolina Corey Wootton DE Northwestern Bullard47
49 San Francisco Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinnati BlueVol03
50 Kansas City Rodger Saffold OT Indiana sanders_fan89
51 Houston Kareem Jackson CB Alabama Aerostar193
52 Pittsburgh LV Steelers Fan
53 New England skywalker
54 Cincinnati FineClub
55 Philadelphia TehRhino
56 Green Bay bracketismyboy
57 Baltimore SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
58 Arizona NYKings
59 Dallas jules62
60 Seattle shake n bake
61 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
62 Minnesota Dclark#44
63 Indianapolis mgrex03
64 New Orleans palco
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